And as the smoke clears from the evening's entertainment, the main headlines are focusing on just one thing: Donald Trump's pledged refusal to say he will accept the election results.
The media is spinning itself into an absolute frenzy over this, perhaps even worse than the Pussygate tape.
It started even before the debate, with yesterday's headline in the Washington Post read, "Trump's election-rigging allegations are affecting people's faith in democracy"
The media is all collectively vomiting in disgust: how dare anyone question the sanctity and purity of American democracy?
I find this to be such a farce. The election itself is a complete farce.
Citizens aren't even voting for President. The United States is still tethered to the corpse of an electoral college system that has its roots in the late 1700s, before the Constitution was even ratified.